Category Archives: Local Headlines

More opportunities for classes at Learning Center this fall

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There are still more opportunities to register for credit classes at the Learning Center for Rapides Parish this fall.
LSU Alexandria and Upper Iowa University will offer additional classes that begin in the coming weeks at the Learning Center, which is located on England Airpark.
LSU Alexandria will offer Public Speaking and History of Western Civilization I, [...]

Food Bank & Suddenlink Come Together to Help Needy

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The Food Bank of Central Louisiana and Suddenlink kick off the seventh year of the “Connecting to Those in Need” Food Drive.  The program provides drop-off locations at several town halls, grocery stores and Suddenlink offices across CenLa.
As an incentive, those who donate at least 5 non-perishable items can enter in a drawing for a [...]

WWII Veteran Reunion Over the Weekend

Six World War Two veterans were in Alexandria this weekend for a reunion.  The American Legion Post 3 hosted the veterans who served at Iwo Jima.  The reunion had been in the works for some time, but the original organizer and member of the group passed away before it could happen.

The remaining members of the [...]

RPSO Discovers Large Dog-Fighting Ring

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From left to right: John Daniels, 34, and Frank Williams, 30.
The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office breaks up what appears to be a very large and organized dog-fighting ring.  34-year-old John Daniels of Beaumont, Texas and 30-year-old Frank Williams of Alexandria are arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and dog fighting.
Authorities say they received a complaint [...]

Alexandria Man Charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

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A 20-year-old man from Alexandria is charged with attempted second-degree murder in connection with a case that happened on September 30th.
Avoyelles Parish Detectives arrested Hoo Ngam Chau after responding to the scene of an alleged domestic battery.  Chau told detectives he and the victim were fighting over money.
Authorities say the victim had been choked.  The [...]

Early Voting Starts Tomorrow

Early voting starts tomorrow.  The registrar’s office will have extended hours to accommodate for the expected early voting rush.

For more information about early voting, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/4/13

Grant Deputies Need Help Identifying Body

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The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying the body of a woman found October first in Little River near Lonnie’s Landing.
They’re releasing her description and say she was 50 to 65 years old, 135 to 140 pounds, Five feet, five inches.  Her hair was dyed reddish brown but her natural hair color appeared to [...]

APD Arrest 2nd Man in Connection with Shooting

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Roderick K. Hall, 31
Alexandria Police catch a second man they were looking for in connection with a shooting last month.  Roderick Hall is charged with attempted murder for a shooting that happened September 22nd in the 35 hundred block of Lee.
Another man, Major Tarleton also faces attempted murder charges.  Police arrested him a day after [...]

State Treasurer Attacks NGO’s

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State Treasurer John Kennedy is on the attack against NGOs, non-governmental organizations, that are on the public dole.  Some of them, he says, are not accountable for tax dollars.

For more information, visit the State Treasurer’s website.
And Kennedy has already announced he’s looking into a race for governor to succeed Bobby Jindal.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/2/13

Colfax Police Chief Arrested for Theft

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The Police Chief in Colfax is arrested for theft.  He’s 43-year-old Charles Stickell of Colfax.  Grant Sheriff’s Deputies say they acted on a complaint and an investigation.
This is an appointed position.  So, it will be up to the Mayor and council to decide if Stickell remains on the job until the legal matter is finished.
KLAX [...]